Category Archives: Xcelsius

Signal and Noise inspired dashboard

Reading Nate Silvers’ “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t” (amazon link to book) inspired me to create this dashboard to articulate the idea of searching for signal and meaningful insights in the noise … Continue reading

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How to add animation in SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) on Mobile

One of SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) most attractive features is animation. The way components animate in the desktop version of compiled dashboard and the ability to animate various visualizations and include animated files is key to the “sleekness” associated with so … Continue reading

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Setting up a single report hyperlink in an SAP dashboard that works on desktop and on mobile

As of SAP BI 4.0 SP7, there are still two different APIs for opening reports over URL through linking on mobile and on desktop. The desktop API is the true and tried openDoc API that has been around for many … Continue reading

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CONNECTED SAP Dashboard as HTML5 – Step-By-Step Info

As promised on the last post, you can find below a detailed account of how to get your connected HTML5 harvested SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) files to work outside the SAP BI App. I tried to strike a fine balance between … Continue reading

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How to publish CONNECTED SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) as HTML5 OUTSIDE the mobile app!

This is a fully functioning connected HTML5 version of an SAP dashboard that connects to the eFashion universe on State change and refreshes the data. Yes. You are not reading this wrong. No plugins used, no third party tools or … Continue reading

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Play the pie chart Dreidel

This Saturday is the first night of Chanukah, the Jewish “festival of lights” holiday. One of the games kids play during this holiday is called Dreidel. The Dreidel is essentially a top that has four Hebrew letters marked on four … Continue reading

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Get Xcelsius EIC connection to work properly in IE9

The EIC (External Interface Connection), is a key feature of Xcelsius that allows the creation of sophisticated integrated dashboard. It’s a programmatic way to pass information through javascript to and from the html container that embeds the Xcelsius swf object. … Continue reading

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Control the dashboard size in SAP BI Launchpad 4.0

Xcelsius dashboards developers who leverage the BI 4.0 BI Launchpad as the content portal for delivering their work, have long suffered from the sloppy interface between Xcelsius and the portal. First (and foremost), when you publish an Xcelsius or dashboard … Continue reading

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Xcelsius Flight Seat Order models visualized

On a recent international flight I had a chance to ponder how much the order of seating passengers really impact the amount of time it takes to get all the passengers seated. On one flight, the crew called passengers to … Continue reading

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Dynamically resizing images in Xcelsius

It is sometime useful o be able to dynamically change an image size in Xcelsius, based on user inputs for example, or on a data variable that changes live, or as a result of user input. Xcelsius components, except for … Continue reading

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